Shadows of Interstitial Life: Essays on African Literature in Honour of Rev. Fr. Professor Amechi N. Akwanya (PDF)


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The essays contained in this volume, Shadows of Interstitial Life, cover a swathe of subjects on marginal life and the varied forms in which they manifest in African literature. The life of the suffering subject as analysed in this work presents what it means to live on the fringe of unliveable life. The first section deals with the form of agony as represented in Amechi N. Akwanya’s literary art; next, the paradox enunciating the figure of suffering; third, expressions from a wounded heart; fourth, the interpretive challenges arising from recuperation of meaning and literary categorisation; and the last, an interview on feminism with a foremost African writer, feminist and literary theorist. This book will be an important resource for scholars in literature, gender studies, sociology, philosophy and African studies.

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March 09, 2022


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Ignatius Chukwumah, Ph.D is a professor of English at the Federal University Wukari, Nigeria. His research interests centre on Literary Theory (fashioning indigenous African interpretive codes) and the new media joke culture.


Martin Okwoli Ogba is a lecturer in English and Literary Studies at Federal University Wukari, Nigeria. His research interests are on African literature, figural and mythic studies, and the joke culture.

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